A Journey in Southeastern Mexico

A Journey in Southeastern Mexico

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"[...]and were glad to get out of town by any route and at any cost. We all clambered aboard and were off at about three p.m. As we sat perched up on top of that load of luggage and merchandise when the boat pulled out of the harbor we must have looked more like pelicans sitting on a huge floating log than like "Americanos ricos" in search of rubber, vanilla and coffee lands. We didn't find as much rubber in the whole Republic of Mexico as there appeared to be in the necks of those idlers who had gathered on the shore to see us off. The propelling equipment of our boat consisted of a small sail, to be used in case of favorable breezes-which we never experienced-and two long-handled cedar paddles. The blades of these were about ten inches wide and two[...]."show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 66 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 100g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507509383
  • 9781507509388